Chinese Official Visits AISS


Deputy Head of Mission of Chinese embassy to Afghanistan, Mr. Zhang Zhixin paid a visit to the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments and the prospects of further strengthening Afghanistan and China bilateral relations.

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AISS holds the sixth “Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue”


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the Sixth round of “Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue” on October 15, 2016 in Herat, Afghanistan. The conference was attended by Afghan government officials, academicians, media outlets and civil society. Eight-number Pakistani delegation comprising of law-makers, civil society activists, academia and, diplomats visited Afghanistan to participate in the dialogue.

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Afghan Civil Society conference on gains, challenges and priorities


Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies held a 3-day conference in cooperation with National Endowment for Democracy (NED) from 4-6 October 2016 at the AISS HQ in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The conference was aimed to identify Afghan Civil Society gains, challenges and priorities in upcoming two years. The conference was attended by 25 representatives of various civil society organizations from across the country. It was emphasized by the pa

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Delhi and Kabul have failed to translate their enormous mutual trust into an effective strategic partnership.


Indo-Afghan relations are among the few bilateral ties that include elements of civilisational, emotional and strategic imperatives and bonds. Kabul was once a Hindu and a Buddhist city; while Delhi was a leading centre of Persian literature and language, as well as the home of a Pathan political dynasty and Sufi Islam. For many Afghans, India is among the few places that accords them respect and dignity, unlike many others which treat them as

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High Tea with the EU Special Representative Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) was pleased to host EU Special Representative, Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin in Kabul as part of the “High Tea with the Ambassador” lecture series. Government officials, political parties, scholars, members of parliament, academia as well as civil society activists attended the event.

AISS Director in his welcoming remarks appreciated Mr. Franz Michael Skjold Mellbin for offe

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